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Dignity at Warwick

We are committed to ensuring a working and learning environment in which all University members (staff and students) are treated fairly and with dignity and respect, and where bullying and harassment are not tolerated.

On this page, you will find information about:

If you are looking for information or support on bullying and harassment and can't find what you need here, contact us and let us know.

 

Dignity at Warwick Policy

The Dignity at Warwick Policy outlines unacceptable behaviours and the process on reporting and dealing with inappropriate behaviour.

We expect all members of the University to recognise their responsibilities and to:

  • Behave in a way that respects the rights and dignity of others
  • Treat others fairly
  • Display courtesy and good manners in every interaction appreciating that individuals have different styles and expectations
  • Value differences in others and the contribution they make
  • Work and study within the University on a co-operative basis
  • Demonstrate a commitment to upholding the University's policies on Equality, Diversity & Inclusion.

You can find additional ED&I related policies on the Policies webpage.

 

Dignity Reporting Options

Staff

Use the links below to report your concerns using the anonymous online reporting form or request to speak to a Dignity Contact:

If you choose to report anonymously we will not ask you for any personal identifiable details. We will not be able to offer direct advice or begin any complaint process.

The anonymous reporting will enable appropriate monitoring to pinpoint any ‘hot spots’ and where possible, look into any training requirements.

For further guidance please refer to the Dignity at Warwick Policy.

By completing this form you are requesting to speak with a Dignity Contact. We will only pass the information you have provided in this form to a trained Dignity Contact.

This does not initiate a formal complaints process. We will not disclose any personal or identifiable information to others unless we believe there is a genuine threat to a person’s health and safety.

Once you have completed this form, the nature of your complaint will be passed through to an available Dignity Contact, please note we aim to do this within 48 hours where possible. The assigned Dignity Contact will then contact you directly to discuss further or arrange a meeting. You can read more about the role of a Dignity Contact here.

For further guidance please refer to the Dignity at Warwick Policy.

If you are looking for information or support on bullying and harassment and can't find what you need here, contact us and let us know.

 

Agency Workers

If you are an agency worker (i.e. Unitemps) and have concerns in relation to Dignity at Warwick during your placement, please speak to your agency directly.

 

Students

We are committed to providing a high quality service to all our students throughout their University experience. As part of this we actively encourage feedback on all aspects of the student experience. We understand though that there may be occasions where our level of service has been significantly short of what is expected and you may wish to submit a complaint. Please choose the link that relates to you:

The student complaints resolution pathway can be found here.

If you wish to report a hate crime, please see the Wellbeing Support Services Hate Crime Prevention and Support webpage.

 

Sources of Information and Support

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    Information for Dignity Contacts

    Dignity Contacts can find information and resources on the Dignity Contacts webpage (please note this webpage is restricted access to Dignity Contacts only). If you are a Dignity Contact and are unable to access this webpage, contact us and let us know.

    Read more about the role of a Dignity Contact here. If you are interested in becoming a Dignity Contact, contact us and let us know.

     

    Stop and Reflect

    Could “harmless banter” be causing offence to those around you? If the answer is yes, this can have a negative impact on an individual’s work, study and life. Ensure that your jokes are not causing those around you to feel uncomfortable.

    Stop and Talk

    If you feel uncomfortable with the way someone is talking or acting towards you, talk to them and let them know how they are making you feel. If you do not feel able to talk directly to them, speak with your line manager.

    Stop and Listen

    If someone wishes to discuss an issue with you, stop and listen. Respect the opinion and belief of others. It is not easy to confront a situation and by listening and talking it may resolve a problem.